13th Dec, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 9


Bewick (Thomas).
The Fables of Aesop, and Others, with designs on wood by Thomas Bewick.
Newcastle: printed by E. Walker for T. Bewick and Son, 1818, first edition, Royal octavo (240mm x 150mm), xxiv, 376 pages plus seaweed receipt after title (to Mr. Bowes, signed above the thumbmark by Emerson Charnley, cf. Roscoe p. 162), paper watermarked 1817, occasional light foxing, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, half calf (some staining/rubbing). [Tattersfield TB 1.35. Roscoe 45 variant B]

Sold for £240
Estimated at £100 - £200


Auction: Books, Maps & Manuscripts, 13th Dec, 2023

The Books, Maps and Manuscripts sales encompass a broad range of collecting areas from early antiquarian books to modern first editions, which are sold alongside illustrations, private press, manuscripts, maps and atlases, early photographs, autographed letters and historic documents. Held four times a year, the specialist Book sales incorporate both private collections and libraries, and single lots from vendors across the United Kingdom.


Tuesday 12 December 10am-5pm and morning of sale from 8am

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